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“very good food and great service”
Review of The Tug

The Tug
Ranked #9 of 87 Restaurants in Swakopmund
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: THE TUG RESTAURANT OPENING HOURS, SEATING AREAS, DINING SERVICES SEATING AREAS OFFERED: Terrace: No reservation possible, and weather permitting. Bar: No reservation possible. Inside Cabin: Reservation recommended OPERATING TIMES LUNCH All Areas Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays: 12noon to 3pm LATE AFTERNOON Outside Deck - Weather Permitting Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays: 3pm to 6pm TERRACE SUNDOWNER Drinks & Light Snacks Monday-Thursday: From 4pm DINNER All Areas Monday to Thursday: 5pm to 10pm Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays: 6pm to 10pm The Tug Restaurant had first opened its doors during December 1993. Starting out as a small beachfront restaurant on the edge of the wild and mystical Atlantic Ocean, with splendid views onto the iconic Swakopmund jetty, The Tug's popularity has grown as time moved on. Dining areas inside and on the outside deck terrace have been extended considerably, while the restaurant has become a culinary destination for travelers from around the globe. The Tug restaurant offers authentically prepared cocktails, a selection of more than 140 of the finest South African wines, French champagne. Special delights from the wild Namibian ocean include kingklip, kabeljou, lobsters, angel fish and sole, John Dory, local oysters, fresh green Swakopmund asparagus. The richly diverse menu includes stuffed Patagonian squid, prawns, Norwegian salmon, Sashimi tuna. For the carnivore there are tasty cuts of beef and tender lamb, in addition to game delicacies such as Oryx carpaccio or grilled Oryx steak, Surf & Turf. There is a wide selection for the vegetarian and our delicious homemade Spanakopita is a favorite. Both owner partners George Hopking and Brett Southworth believe that no successful establishment should rely solely on its popularity. They engage in consistent attention to quality and freshness of their products, as well as continuous training and motivation of their staff, in order to provide the customer with decent service and an extensive menu and wine list.
Reviewed April 14, 2014

A group dined at the tug and had a fixed menu, both the meal and service was excellent, very good size servings and very well prepared.

Unfortunately the beer and wine were not cold and had to add ice to our drinks. In addition the restaurant was quite hot in the warm weather.

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Reviewed April 10, 2014

Walked there from our guest house and had wonderful meal. Best oysters ever! (we have tasted oysters now from all continents, but these were exceptional). Our fault was greedily ordering the "extravanganza" - too much! Better to order the fresh fish. Waitress was lovely and called a taxi for our return.

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Reviewed April 10, 2014

Best fish I've ever eaten! Sitting in the dining room as the sun descended could not have been better.

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Reviewed April 5, 2014

We had dinner at the Tug. The design of the restaurant is very nice and the location is excellent. The food was good apart from the starters which were below average (notably the prawns). The cocktails were also nice. The service was friendly and efficient.

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Reviewed April 5, 2014

good view, prompt service, and above all good food very reasonably priced. book to avoid disappointment

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